ReEntry! June Enews, gigs, songs, The Rogues story

J. O’Reilly Productions, Cultural Arts and Blog
J. O’Reilly Productions, Cultural Arts and Blog
ReEntry! June Enews, gigs, songs, The Rogues story

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Concert dates!
Jamie O’Reilly, vocals 
John Erickson, piano

Roots in the Garden Series
  Sunday, July 18 Tre Kronor Bistro Garden
  Saturday, Sept 12  The garden on Pratt

June ENews, 2021
A Note from Jamie

ReEntry!  What a phenomena. The Roots in the Garden series got off to a good start in May. The Roots Ireland project campaign did, too. I’m sorting a box of keepsakes my Mom saved from my career.  Wonderful surprises.
In family news. Nia has news involving a big promotion. (I’ll leave to her to share with you). Olive is moving up from kindergarden in the fall, and she and family are moving to an exciting house near the river!  The boy cousins Cosmo and Arlo are as adorable as ever, and I love being with all three of them.  There’s a new baby, Ezra!  Born to my nephew Peter and his wife Shira. Congratulations!   

“They taste the pomegranate and the pear
Ah the irises, the yellow daisies
All cut-up on the chipped red plate
The gypsies cry below on the stairs
in the garrett.”

from “in the Garrett,” Jamie O’Reilly

In the Garrett
Modèle d’artiste
Lyrics by Jamie O’Reilly
Music by Michael Smith

I wrote the lyrics as an homage to the women who were muse, model and artist in 19c Paris, as a post-script to our show Hello Dali. Michael Smith wrote the music. This lovely version was arranged and recorded by Peter Swenson, with an ensemble. John Erickson and I will be performing it in this summer’s Roots in the Garden concerts. The painting is Michael’s.
Read more. Listen to the song here:

Read A Rogues Gallery, the story of Jamie & the Band.

Listen to Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go

Roots in the Garden
Jamie O’Reilly, vocals
John Erickson, Piano

Mid-Summer Soirée
Sunday, July 18
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Tre Kronor Swedish Bistro Garden
3258 W. Foster, Ave
Chicago, IL  

Summer’s End Concert
Sunday, Sept 12
4 PM – 6:30 PM
2208 W. Pratt Blvd
Chicago, Il  60645

Events link.

Save the date!  
Sat Nov 6 at 7 pm 
Roots in Ireland Fundraiser Fête
Chief O’Neill’s Pub
Concert & Silent Auction
2471 N Elston, Chicago

Silent Auction will be also online
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Photo credits: Iwona Biedermann, top
Rogues: Miki Greenberg, J.B. Spector and others.
Olive and Jamie selfie

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